Dolphyn Diary – 18th April 2017

 

DOLPHYN DIARY NO:  18th April  2017 – 203
Read your Dolphyn Carefully for all the – Sailing & Club events on the Calendar.

STBB Twilight Series
Wednesday sees the 5th and final race
of the series followed by a prize-giving – with live music. The start will be at 17:30 in view of the ever earlier sunset. The current forecast is for a lower to mid-teens south-easter. Should be a great evening worthy of a record-breaking entry of more than 16 boats.Adamastor’s RevengeAccording to Portuguese poet Luis de Camoes, Adamastor is a Greek-type mythological character representing the dangers Portuguese sailors faced when trying to round the Cape of Storms – Cabo das Tormentas – henceforth called the Cape of Good Hope. It is not clear who was responsible, but someone upset Adamastor over the Easter week-end. After a 40+ knot south-easter ruled out racing in the Brass Bell Easter Regatta on Saturday, it was decided to move the event to the long weekend at the end of the month and sail a Fun coastal race around Bakoven Rock and a buoy laid off the Brass Bell by Josh on Sunday. Adamastor obviously had other ideas and threw down “storm and tempest” on the fleet of ten boats, most of whom decided that discretion was the better part of valor and retired at various points leaving Ken Balman with his “yellow peril”, DHL BT2, as the sole finisher. Not bad for an L26!

Saturdays race is scheduled to be a normal Round-the-Cans event (start 14:30), but the current forecast suggests less than 10 knots of wind. Maybe Adamastor is repenting for Sunday. Watch the forecasts!

FBYC Sailing WhatsApp: I have set up a WhatsApp Broadcast list (similar to a Group but responses come to me only rather than the entire group). To receive this you need to add my WA number, 083 479 0239 to your address book.  After that, please send me a brief message if you want your name on the list. Note: that number is for WhatsApp only. My voice and SMS number remains 093 339 3384.

Andrew MacK

Quiz Nights are back!!

1st Night  – Thursday 20th April  entrance fee per night per person R70.
Visitors welcome!!

This year we ask you to pick a name for your Team, The winning team will win the floating trophy 1st year.

Light Meal:  Chicken Curry

To enter email: info@fbyc.co.za with your team name and members.

FRIDAY CLUB DRAW
R 2 200.00
Friday 21st April 2017  @ 19h00
If you are insured with Intasure you will in addition to the CASH, get  up to  R 5000.00 off the vessel’s annual insurance premium or your car & household insurance premiumPS: you have to be present in the Crow’s Nest to claim the winnings
SATURDAY 22nd April – RUGBY FIXTURES
22 Bulls v Cheetahs Loftus Versfeld 17:15
22 Sharks v Rebels Growthpoint Kings Park 19:30

Dear Members

We would like to emphasise the clubs policy of  “NO DOGS ALLOWED”.  Please note that members are allowed to take their dogs directly to their boats if you intend taking pets sailing.

Members are not allowed to gather on the grass or to frequent the restaurant with pets, even if on a lead.

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